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Jai Herbert vs Farés Ziam 7/22/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Jai Herbert vs Farés Ziam 7/22/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

UFC London Fight Night 224

The lightweight matchup between Jai Herbert (12-4-1) and Fares Ziam (13-4) on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the O2 Arena in Greater London is close. Ziam is listed at -155, while Herbert is +125 on the opening line.

Herbert has recently had mixed outcomes, with a record of 2-3-1 over his past six fights. The draw during that period happened in his most recent battle against Udovit Klein at UFC 286 in London four months ago.

With a record of 12-4-1, Jai “Black Country Banger” Herbert enters the Octagon. The 35-year-old is 6’1″ tall and weighs 155 pounds. The wingspan of the conventional fighter is 77.” Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam weighs 155 lbs. and is 6’1″ tall. The orthodox fighter enters this battle with a 13-4-0 record. Seventy-five inches is the 26-year-old’s reach. Fares Ziam connects on 2.52 critical strikes per minute, whereas Jai Herbert connects on 2.55 significant strikes per minute. Ziam makes 44% of the crucial strikes he attempts, but Herbert only completes 42% of them. “Black Country Banger” takes 2.92 significant strikes per minute, while “Smile Killer” just takes 1.70 when defending in the ring. Ziam protects against 66% of the attacks directed at him, whereas Herbert blocks 45% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt.

Jai Herbert is less effective a wrestler regarding takedowns; he achieves one 0.25 times every 15 minutes. In 25% of his attempts, Herbert succeeds in forcing his opponent to the ground, whereas in 52% of his opponent’s takedown attempts, he fails. Ziam stuffs 70% of all takedown attempts made by his opponent while bringing his opponents to the ground on 25% of his takedown attempts. In terms of going for the finish, Ziam attempts 0.5 finishes every three rounds, while Herbert attempts 0.4 finishes every fifteen minutes.

Jai Herbert defeated Ludovit Klein in his previous match, which resulted in a round three majority decision draw. In that match, Klein threw 132 total strikes, 78 of which were successful. Herbert prevailed in this battle, connecting on 96 out of 168 strikes. Regarding significant strikes, Klein ultimately completed 47 of 97, giving him a rate of 48%. In the final round of the bout, he scored 30 of 75 big hits to the head. Herbert connected on 43 of 90 significant strikes, which accounted for 47% of his opponent’s total. He hit the head with 15 of his 59 critical strikes, a considerable number. At a distance, Klein connected on 63% of the significant hits, while Herbert connected on 55%.

Jai Herbert vs Farés Ziam 7/22/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Fares Ziam last competed in the Octagon against Michal Figlak, winning unanimously after round three. Ziam only landed 75% of the essential strikes he attempted at a distance, but Figlak ultimately landed 89%. Ziam ultimately succeeded on 60 out of 108 significant strikes, or 55% of his attempts. Of the 81 considerable head strikes he made, 34 were successful. In that match, Figlak connected on 28 of 96 crucial swings. He connected on 13 of 74 head-directed strikes that were accurate enough to be considered necessary. When comparing total strikes thrown in that match, Figlak connected on 55 of 126, whereas Ziam was successful with 111 of 162 attempts.

Ziam feels simultaneously pleased with himself. After losing his initial match, the “Smile Killer” won three of his subsequent four battles. He last defeated Michal Figlak unanimously in September, although he has not fought in a while.

Ziam recently defeated Michael Figlak unanimously in September of last year. After losing to Terrence McKinney in the first round by submission in February of last year, this helped him get back on track.

His fighting record lists 13 victories, including four decisions, four knockouts, and five wins by knockout. Three of his four defeats have been by submission, while five of his 13 triumphs have occurred in the first round.

The “Smile Killer” boasts a 25% takedown accuracy and a 45% striking accuracy. He deals out 2.52 big blows per minute while receiving 1.70. This ratio separates the two averages.

His defense against powerful blows is 66 percent, while his takedown defense is 71 percent. Additionally, he scores 0.96 takedowns every fifteen minutes of fighting.

Jai Herbert vs Farés Ziam.. Based on the players’ stats, this duel will be a tight game that should go down to the wire. Ziam will prevail once a choice has been made because of his marginally favorable significant strike ratio. The main distinction between the two of them is that.

Prediction: Take Fares Ziam to Win at -116

Location: O2 Arena in Greater London, England

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023

Main Card: 3:00 PM ET

Prelims: 12:00 PM ET

Watch on: ESPN and ESPN+


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